Category Archives for computer

Sporty’s Webinar Series

Thanks to Sporty’s Pilot Shop for presenting a very good aviation webinar series. I have only seen the first two webinars as of the date of this post but, they have both been excellent. They are:  Video Cameras in the Cockpit: How To and How Much? and Flying with the iPad: Apps & Accessories It […]

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Giving in to the iPad Temptation

Well, I finally gave in. Last weekend I bought an iPad with the intention of using it as an electronic flight bag (EFB). I bought the 3G model to get the GPS. So far, I have downloaded several aviation apps and I am getting familiar with them in the comfort of my own home. I […]

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Microsoft is Coming Back!

Microsoft will soon be back in the flight simulation business with a product called Microsoft Flight. It will be interesting to see how this new version compares to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Apple iPad For Pilots?

The Apple iPad looks like the next great tool for pilots. A model with both 3G and WI-FI – loaded with aviation apps – should be a flight planning powerhouse. The big screen makes it an iPhone on steroids. It is going to be on my wish list.

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Instrument Procedure Trainer 7

I ordered a copy of the ASA Instrument Procedure Trainer 7 a few days ago and received it yesterday. The package includes the simulator software and the Pilot’s Manual Volume 3: Instrument Flying. I don’t have enough experience with it to give a detailed review yet but, I can say the installation was very easy […]

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Jetrecord Online Logbook

Thanks to Todd over at for posting a review of the new online logbook service called Jetrecord. I was able to create a new account and import my LogShare records within just a few minutes. In addition to Logshare, you can import from other online and computer based logbooks as well as entering flights […]

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Experimenting With the Draft Mode of Blogger

Blogger has a Beta site where users can experiment with new features being considered for inclusion in future releases. I have been playing with the site so, some of the new features you see here might be temporary. Two of the beta features I like best are the ability to add any Google Webmaster Tools […]

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Aviation Radio

Yesterday was the first really nice flying day we have had here for a long time. Unfortunately, I didn’t go flying. Other commitments kept me on the ground. That is going to have to change very soon. I did find a new resource for aviation information/entertainment though. The Flight Time Radio Show looks like a […]

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The Break Gets Longer

I got back from Utah on Monday. Tuesday turned out to be a ground school session because of rain and thunderstorms. Today’s lesson was canceled because of rain, low ceilings and high winds and forecasts for even worse conditions later in the afternoon. KUGN 111655Z 28014G25KT 5SM -RA BR BKN015 BKN020 OVC025 09/08 A2934 RMK […]

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